The Porcupine: Cheers!
(Das Stacheltier – Hoch die Tassen!)
GDR, 1955, 7 min, b&w
In German; no subtitles
Das Stacheltier – Hoch die Tassen! © DEFA-Stiftung, Manfred Klawikowski
Themes & Genres:
Anton misunderstands the barkeeper's refusal to keep serving a drunken guest, leading him to believe that there is an impending alcohol shortage. This news spreads with the help of a report from West Berlin radio and Anton stashes away a stockpile of liquor. When a new delivery of alcohol disproves the rumor, Anton is forced to consume the supply of liquor himself.